Homemade Tea Blend for Inflammation and Digestion

 

Today I’m sharing a nutritious tea blend put together by my good herbal friend, Erin. She shared this with me and I am really enjoying it!  Not only is this nutritious, it’s also delicious! 

It’s often hard to decide what to even name a tea blend because each herb has so many uses. For instance, this tea blend is really good for the hormones, immune system, tummy troubles, inflammation, and more! It was put together specifically for problems with inflammation and indigestion, but it helps in so many other ways. It can even be used to sip for enjoyment. However, echinacea is not recommended to be consumed for more than 2 weeks at a time, so be sure to take a break every few weeks anytime you are taking echinacea.

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Herbal Tea Blend for Inflammation and Digestion

Ingredients

1 part Red Raspberry (buy here)
1 part Echinacea (buy here)
1 part Peppermint (buy here)
2 parts Red Clover (buy here)

Directions

  • Mix herbs together in a container in the amount you desire.
  • Place 2 tsp. of herbal mixture in a cup of boiling water.
  • Remove from heat and cover.
  • Steep 5-15 minutes.
  • Drink hot or over ice!

If you don’t know how to measure herbs in parts, read this post here.

As I’ve said, this tea mix does help with inflammation and digestion, but let’s look at the other health benefits you’ll be getting with these herbs:

Red Raspberry: Full of vitamins and minerals. Also GREAT for the entire female reproductive system, pregnancy and nursing mothers. Beneficial for men and all ages too.
Red Clover Excellent source of calcium, chromium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium; a blood purifier.  Used to treat cancer, rheumatism, jaundice, inflammatory skin conditions, spasmodic dysmenorrhea and bronchitis.
Echinacea: Infection fighter and powerful natural anti-biotic.  It stimulates activity of the cells that are responsible for fighting many infections.  It increases the amount of T-cells in the bloodstream.
Peppermint: Good for colic, minor bloat, and all digestive problems.  Aids headaches.

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Homemade Tea Blend for Inflammation and Digestion
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Ingredients
  1. 1 part Red Raspberry
  2. 1 part Echinacea
  3. 1 part Peppermint
  4. 2 parts Red Clover
Instructions
  1. Mix herbs together in a container in the amount you desire.
  2. Place 2 tsp. of herbal mixture in a cup of boiling water.
  3. Remove from heat and cover.
  4. Steep 5-15 minutes.
  5. Drink hot or over ice!
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Do you use any herbs or herbal blends for inflammation and digestion? I’d love to hear about them!

This post was originally published June 1, 2011.

Autumn Teas


Have you tried Bulk Herb Store’s 
*New* 
 Ginger Snap Tea
Contains: Ginger Root, Red Rooibos Tea, Cloves, Fennel Seed, Licorice Root, Stevia Herb, Orange Peel and Cinnamon Chips

At checkout, use promotion code: EGST 
They also still have their Creamy Pumpkin Pie Tea mix
Contains: Red rooibos tea, cinnamon chips, orange peel, cloves, ginger root
Price: $8.95
The teas come in half pound bags.  They make several cups or even gallons of tea.  They also make a great gift.  Place the herbs in a jar with cute fabric over the top, and include directions on how to make the tea.

Not only do these teas put us in the mood for this fall season, each herb has healthy benefits.
Lets look at a few:

Red Rooibos Tea ~  Contains a high level of minerals and antioxidants, including copper, iron, potassium, calcium, fluoride, zinc, manganese, alpha-hydroxy (great for the skin), and magnesium. The tea acts as an anti-spasmodic agent to relieve stomach cramps and colic in infants, boosts the immune system, and helps with nervous tension, allergies, and digestive problems.
Orange Peel ~  Contains aromatic compounds that are antiseptic, reduce muscles spasms and decrease the thickness while increasing the production of mucosal fluids. It also contains bitter compounds that are anti-inflammatory, reduce muscle spasms, increase the production of digestive fluid and increase blood circulation. Citrus peel has been used to treat coughs, colds, flu, fevers, and bronchitis.
Ginger Root ~  Has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years as a remedy for digestive disorders, nausea, fever, coughing, diarrhea, rheumatism and lumbago. Studies of ginger root have shown the plant prevents motion sickness, thins blood, lowers cholesterol, forestalls the flu and prevents cancer in animals.
*Note – While these herbs are useful for the ailments listed above, these can be enjoyed on a regular basis for overall good health.
Don’t know how to make tea from loose herbs?  Click here to read how!
Enjoy the flavors of fall, and benefit your health at the same time!

Immune Boosting Tea

 I’ve had a slightly sore throat, swollen glands and have been fatigued the past few days.  I can tell for sure that my body is trying to fight something off.  I’m cutting back on sugar and feeding myself good things to help out.  I also got my favorite immune boosting tea out~called Double E Immune Booster.  It contains herbs that greatly help the immune system to fight off sickness!
The herbs are:
Nettle Leaf, Peppermint Leaf, Echinacea Root, Echinacea Tops, Elderberries whole, Ginseng Root and Rosehips.  These herbs combined together are a fast and effective way to boost our immune system.  When I make this tea, I don’t just steep it – I gently simmer the herbs together for about 10 minutes and then strain.  Why do I simmer instead of just steep?  This mixture contains roots, berries and hard herbs that need some extra coaxing to get all the nutrients.


From left to right, I’m showing echinacea root, a dried elderberry and rose hip.  These are hard herbs.


 Add 1-2 tsp. of dried herb per cup of boiling water.  I normally use 2 tsp. when I’m making medicinal tea.

 I simmered for about 10 minutes.
 Strain the herbs.  I strained them into a jar because I made enough for me and my girls, but I don’t make a pitcher of this kind.  We only drink it when we feel like we need a boost.
 Compost your herbs so that they are not wasted, and they will add nutrients to your garden! 

 P.S. I felt much better throughout the day as I drank this tea!  My scratchy throat disappeared ~ I love these immune boosting herbs!!!
Click here to read in detail about how I make tea out of loose herbs.
 Click here to buy Double E Immune Booster and add these herbs to your diet to help you stay healthy!  When you buy these herbs together in this pre-mixed formula, you save money!